How to take pictures of yourself in 4K Photo Mode. (4K Selfie) - DC-ZS80

Switching to 4K Photo Mode

You can switch to 4K Photo Mode and take pictures of yourself.

  1. Rotate the monitor to enable Self Shot Mode.
  2. Touch [4K Burst oFF].
    • In Self Shot Mode, you can take pictures with [4K Burst (Wide-angle)], a setting that allows you to include a wider background. (In modes other than Self Shot Mode, the setting will switch to [4K Burst].)
      • [4K Burst (Wide-angle)]: A 4K Photo Mode for taking selfies with an angle of view wider than that of [4K Burst].
        • Burst Speed: 15 Pictures / Second
        • Audio Recording: Not available
  3. Select and touch the recording method.
  4. Decide on your poses while looking at the monitor.
    • When [4K Burst (Wide-angle)] is selected.
      • Press the shutter button halfway.
      • Press and hold the shutter button fully for as long as you want to perform recording.
      • Press and hold.
      • Recording is performed.
      • Recording will start approximately 0.5 seconds after you press the shutter button fully. Therefore, press the button fully slightly in advance.
      • [Continuous AF] does not work during recording. The focus is fixed in the first picture.
    • If you stop recording burst pictures too soon, the camera may continue recording until a certain time.


  • When recording 4K photos, the angle of view becomes narrower. (Except when recording with [4K Burst (Wide-angle)])
  • For 4K photo recording, only [Filter Select] can be set.

Taking pictures of yourself in Panorama Shot Mode

By recording with Panorama Shot Mode, you can enjoy a variety of self-portraits, such as those with your friends or those incorporating a wide background.

  1. Set mode dial to [Panorama Shooting Mode].
  2. Rotate the monitor to enable Self Shot Mode.
    • Instructions explaining how to take a picture will be displayed.
  3. Read the recording instructions, and touch [Next] or [Start].
    • The instructions continue to the next page. Follow the steps until the recording screen is displayed.
  4. Point the camera at the front, and strike a pose while looking at the monitor.
    • The AF area is displayed around the subject’s face by the Face / Eye Detection function.
  5. Press the shutter button halfway (or fully) to lock the focus and exposure.
    • After pressing the shutter button halfway (or fully), release your finger from it completely.
    • Touch [AF-L / AE-L OFF] to retry.
  6. Point the camera to the position where you start recording, press the shutter button fully, and pan the camera in the direction indicated on the screen in step 3 to take the picture.
  7. Press the shutter button fully again to end recording.
    • You can also end recording if you stop panning the camera while taking pictures.
    • Recording can also be ended by moving the camera to the end of the guide.

Changing the recording direction of panorama pictures

Press [MENU] → [Panorama Shooting Mode] → [Direction]
  • The [Picture Size]. Cannot be set in Self Shot Mode.
  • The number of recording pixels per horizontal line and vertical line of a panorama picture varies depending on the recording direction and number of stitched pictures. The maximum number of recording pixels is as follows:
Picture Quality and Sizes
Recording direction Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution
Horizontal 4080 pixels 1920 pixels
Vertical 2560 pixels 3840 pixels


  • Swivel the camera around its center when moving it in the recording direction. Hold the camera with both hands, taking care not to shake it.
  • If the camera shakes too much, it may not be able to take pictures or may end up creating a narrow (small) panorama picture.
  • Pan the camera to a point slightly ahead of the point that you want to take. However, the last frame is not recorded to the end.
  • If you change the facial expression or blink, the recorded picture may look unnatural. Try to stay still.


  • Since the distance between the camera and subject is close when you take panorama pictures in Self Shot Mode, the edges of the pictures may appear significantly distorted.